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Oct 1, 2012 2:50am EDT
. john and sandy hopkins saved so much money on their gas bill that the gas company thought their meter was broken. >> we are on a budget with the gas company, so i have been watching our actual usage to see if we were saving money that way. in february, we had a $181 credit, and i was very happy because we've never had that in this house-- we have a... it's a very big house, and usually we don't come even or even have a credit until may-june. in march... march 13th, we received a letter stating, "we are trying to reach you regarding the consumption on your gas meter. it is inconsistent with normal usage at your address. please phone our office as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements to enter your home, in the event we need to change your meter." so we went from having a $181 credit to receiving this letter from the gas company... >> which i thought was pretty funny, 'cause, um... i guess they didn't want us to conserve. they tell us to, but they don't really want us to. ...all right, here's my brand shiny new gas meter from the columbia gas that they insisted i needed beca
Oct 3, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> john, you went in blindly. it was scary. >> i knew something was up. i just didn't know what to do in this situation. >> disappointed. >> guys, i'm natalie. i'm here as part of the "dateline" show that we're doing. i know, jordan, you felt uncomfortable but yet you still got in that car. why did you do that? >> i thought it would be okay because she told him to get in the car so i thought it was fine. >> christina, did you think he was drunk? >> i thought he was really just kidding around and that was really an oversight on my part. >> we bring in our expert who is a consultant to mothers against drunk driving to speak to the teens. >> it was really hard not to get in the car. >> yes, because we thought we were on some real taste test thing and we had to go to somewhere. >> they say they weren't sure he was really drunk. he points out it is even sure for police officers to be sure someone is intoxicated and it is not a judgment call teens should be making. is there somebody your age, they're new at driving probably and they're also probably new at drinking. when you put those two t
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